Tourist destinations, culture & having a great time
Sights to See in the Ahrntal
You will find a wide range of rewarding tourist destinations, cultural highlights and beautiful places to stop close by our hotel.
Hidden deep inside the mountain
Show mine and climate gallery
Where copper was once mined 500 years ago, there is now a visitor-accessible show mine. You can immerse yourself in the mining history of the Ahrntal valley – or enjoy cave therapy (speleotherapy). The constant temperatures of 8-10° C and humidity at about 97% have created a beneficial micro-climate. This can gently alleviate allergies and respiratory problems free of side effects.
Rustic alpine eateries and mountain huts
The 164 rustic alpine eateries and seven mountain shelters in the Tauferer Ahrntal valley, most of them run by innkeepers, are ideal for taking a short breather. The hard-working innkeepers prepare delicious specialties, such as Pressknödel – cheesy bread dumplings, doughnuts with all kinds of fillings or hearty snacks of South Tyrolean bacon, cheese and Schüttelbrot – crunchy flatbread.
Something for every taste
Taufers' street food
Enjoy South Tyrolean delicacies in the open air: Every Tuesday in July and August you can sample all kinds of specialties in South Tyrol's biggest outdoor kitchen. Besides the culinary delights, music bands and artists make sure you have an atmospheric evening.
In the footsteps of the castle lords
This magnificent castle was built in the early 13th century on a prominent rocky outcrop above the market town of Sand in Taufers. You can explore all the rooms from different eras, the Swiss pine paneling, the frescoes by Friedrich Pacher in the chapel, the armory, the large library and the torture chamber with dungeon during the exciting castle tour. On special evenings there is a witching hour for children, featuring lantern light and eerily beautiful stories about fairies and goblins.
From the Orient to the Alps
The Manger Museum
Close to your accommodations is the Maranatha (Aramaic for: "Our Lord may come") Manger Museum. Unique artistic nativity scenes have been created with great attention to detail, that make children big and small marvel. Next to the museum there is another sculpture garden, a mask carving workshop and a modern art gallery.
A journey into the past
The Folklore Museum
The Folklore Museum in Dietenheim brings to life the way simple rural people and the nobility lived in earlier centuries. The outdoor area with old farmyards, workshops and cottage gardens invites you to linger and recreates the hard everyday life of the people of that time. Events including the Herb Festival or bread baking course are always well attended.
A contemplative spot at the head of the valley
Holy Spirit Church
This beloved pilgrimage church was built in the 15th century and once served as the miners' church for the Prettau mine and served travelers who wanted to cross the main Alpine ridge. Today a path of reflection leads from the village of Kasern to the church. Stately wooden columns with religious reliefs by the Ahrntal woodcarving school have been erected along it.